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Articles by James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at

DOT, FMCSA aim for zero on-highway deaths within 30 years

The Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5 a new initiative targeting an ambitious highway safety goal by the year 2046: Zero fatalities from on-road crashes.

FMCSA offering preview of carriers’ CSA scores under proposed changes, seeks industry feedback

The key changes proposed to CSA and its Safety Measurement System percentile rankings (and now available for preview) include lowering intervention thresholds in some SMS ...

Survey: Speed limiter usage widespread among fleets, ELD adoption flat despite mandate

More than 85 percent of fleet respondents in a recent survey equip their fleet’s trucks with speed limiters, according to a survey performed this year ...

Hanjin bankruptcy fallout likely to drive spot market rates up

A load-to-truck imbalance created by Hanjin's bankruptcy will likely put upward pressure on spot market rates, especially for loads originating on the West Coast and ...

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Indicators: Truck tonnage soared in August, spot market activity mixed

Tonnage jumped in August, as did load volume on the spot market. Rates, however, continued to drag.

DOT issues guidance, basic safety measures for autonomous vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks

The 114-page document, which the DOT is accepting public comment on for 60 days, intends to set safety standards for companies developing self-driving vehicles and ...

Used truck market to see flood of supply in coming years, prices expected to fall

“Used truck supply goes a long way in determining the environment” for pricing, said Arrow Truck Sales President Steve Clough. “The supply of used trucks ...

Court seems to lean toward keeping ELD mandate in place, trucking attorney says

“The panel was very suspect of the arguments that OOIDA was making and seemed to be much more in favor of the attorneys of ...

Navistar CEO Troy Clarke lays out vision for trucking’s future in address at FTR

By the year 2035, the U.S. will have 35 mega-cities connected by major freeways on which tractor-trailers operate in a self-driving autopilot mode, according to ...
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